Posted by Myles David Jewell
The Vermont Nepali Bhutanese Heritage Dance Group now has another group that is focused on producing media. I have been fortunate enough to work with these folks to help get them started producing their own media. I ran a basic workshop in November, brainstormed ideas in December and went to work with them in January.
The shoot was a lot of fun and very grassroots; they organized members from their community of different ages, and asked them the same set of questions. We were able to create a really cool feel for the interview by using a black background, blocking some light, and creating a set-up we could use for each subject.
The Integrated Arts Academy has been instrumental in giving us a space to work and collaborate, and we can't thank them enough. Here is a quick look at the process of shooting the video over the course of a week.